Once again, The Holiday Train will not be visiting communities this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Although the train won’t be visiting communities, they will be hosting a “Holiday Train at Home” concert including including Steven Page, The Strumbellas, The Trews, Sierra Noble, Odds, Tanika Charles and Aysanabee. The CP “Holiday Train at Home” concert will be streamed on Facebook, Youtube and this webpage on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. MT/8 p.m. The concert will also be archived on their Facebook page for those who want to watch it later.
“While we are disappointed we again cannot bring the Holiday Train to communities, we are honoured to run a virtual program and continue to support communities and food banks across our network as they work to address food insecurity in North America,” said Keith Creel, CP President and Chief Executive Officer.
The Holiday Train started in 1999 and has raised more than CAD $20.64 million and 4.9 million pounds of food for North American food banks.
They plan to run their regular Holiday Train program next year if it is safe to do so.